The human body is not designed to work around the clock. It has a vital need to sleep.

Fatigue degrades every aspect of human performance, including reaction time, memory, judgment and the ability to communicate. Fatigue can result from multiple time-zone changes, disruption of circadian rhythms, sleep disturbances during off-duty periods and long, irregular work schedules, among other factors. Countering fatigue starts by recognizing it as a risk factor.

Dr. Luiza Mirpuri, an ENT and aeronautical medicine specialist, is working hard to further understand the complex matters related to crew fatigue and how to mitigate associated risks, ultimately contributing to increasing the safety of airline operations. Her studies, reports and conclusions will be posted on this website as they become available. The aim of this study is to design a crew program with simple topics that can be easily understood and applied to everyday day life, consequently resulting in becoming healthier and performing better.